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24 Aug 2017, 7:10 pm

Do anyone have a smart tv?


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24 Aug 2017, 8:57 pm

Nope. Don't need one :) I have my TV set up to my computer and use it as a monitor.



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24 Aug 2017, 10:35 pm

Yep and I wish it wasn't.



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25 Aug 2017, 12:55 am

Keladry wrote:
Nope. Don't need one :) I have my TV set up to my computer and use it as a monitor.


Don't you have dpi issues??

I always thought you couldn't use a TV as Monitor b/c of that........no??



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25 Aug 2017, 12:59 am

I use my TV as a monitor all the time. No issues (With hdmi), back in the days it wasn't so good, with rgb cables an even svideo was pretty bad lol.



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25 Aug 2017, 1:01 am

I have a smart tv, but I can't be bothered to work out how to use it, so it stays in dumb mode... on/off, change channels.


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25 Aug 2017, 7:12 pm

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Keladry wrote:
Nope. Don't need one :) I have my TV set up to my computer and use it as a monitor.


Don't you have dpi issues??

I always thought you couldn't use a TV as Monitor b/c of that........no??


I actually had to look up dpi....but no, I haven't had any issues with pixels or pixelation, and graphics display fairly well. I would probably get a better quality picture with an actual monitor, but I really like the bigger size of the TV, and it's great for things like streaming, etc. I'm ok with a slightly lesser quality for that. I've been using my TV as a monitor since 2011. It was a cheap TV too for the time, bought on Black Friday for about $100...much cheaper than a monitor.



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25 Aug 2017, 9:46 pm

Keladry wrote:
slave wrote:
Keladry wrote:
Nope. Don't need one :) I have my TV set up to my computer and use it as a monitor.


Don't you have dpi issues??

I always thought you couldn't use a TV as Monitor b/c of that........no??


I actually had to look up dpi....but no, I haven't had any issues with pixels or pixelation, and graphics display fairly well. I would probably get a better quality picture with an actual monitor, but I really like the bigger size of the TV, and it's great for things like streaming, etc. I'm ok with a slightly lesser quality for that. I've been using my TV as a monitor since 2011. It was a cheap TV too for the time, bought on Black Friday for about $100...much cheaper than a monitor.


I have oft considered doing same.....certainly size and price are attractive.
Food for thought..........hmmmmm.



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25 Aug 2017, 10:22 pm

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Keladry wrote:
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Keladry wrote:
Nope. Don't need one :) I have my TV set up to my computer and use it as a monitor.


Don't you have dpi issues??

I always thought you couldn't use a TV as Monitor b/c of that........no??


I actually had to look up dpi....but no, I haven't had any issues with pixels or pixelation, and graphics display fairly well. I would probably get a better quality picture with an actual monitor, but I really like the bigger size of the TV, and it's great for things like streaming, etc. I'm ok with a slightly lesser quality for that. I've been using my TV as a monitor since 2011. It was a cheap TV too for the time, bought on Black Friday for about $100...much cheaper than a monitor.


I have oft considered doing same.....certainly size and price are attractive.
Food for thought..........hmmmmm.


If you already own a flat screen TV, just get a VGA cable off of the internet cheap to try it out. If you like it and want to purchase a separate tv for it, then you'll know if it will work or not for you before spending a lot of money on it. Running a normal TV through the computer is MUCH cheaper than a smart tv. And I can use my computer from across the room if I want - I have a wireless keyboard/mouse as well, and the screen is big enough to see clearly from far away :)



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25 Aug 2017, 10:59 pm

Keladry wrote:
slave wrote:
Keladry wrote:
slave wrote:
Keladry wrote:
Nope. Don't need one :) I have my TV set up to my computer and use it as a monitor.


Don't you have dpi issues??

I always thought you couldn't use a TV as Monitor b/c of that........no??


I actually had to look up dpi....but no, I haven't had any issues with pixels or pixelation, and graphics display fairly well. I would probably get a better quality picture with an actual monitor, but I really like the bigger size of the TV, and it's great for things like streaming, etc. I'm ok with a slightly lesser quality for that. I've been using my TV as a monitor since 2011. It was a cheap TV too for the time, bought on Black Friday for about $100...much cheaper than a monitor.


I have oft considered doing same.....certainly size and price are attractive.
Food for thought..........hmmmmm.


If you already own a flat screen TV, just get a VGA cable off of the internet cheap to try it out. If you like it and want to purchase a separate tv for it, then you'll know if it will work or not for you before spending a lot of money on it. Running a normal TV through the computer is MUCH cheaper than a smart tv. And I can use my computer from across the room if I want - I have a wireless keyboard/mouse as well, and the screen is big enough to see clearly from far away :)


oh, for sure!
prob is my TV is 720p and 26inches..........LMFAO!! !!
if my tv was even 1080p i would have tried it already!

but no...................... :( :( :( :(

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27 Aug 2017, 11:22 am

Yup i got a decent 43" Sony XBR43X800D 4K smart TV. I just use it to watch Netflix or play PS4 on. The smart TV function runs really quick unlike my parents older model Sony 40" 1080p smart tv.


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